Web Design and Development - 971

Mohawk College Certificate
Mix of classroom and online
man working at a computer
Length of program:
~ One year (or less)
~$300 per course + textbooks (~ $50 each)
Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process:
Students can register for course(s) without applying for the program

About this program

This program can teach you how to create, organize and maintain modern websites using knowledge of coding, general design principles, image editing and server-side programming techniques.

Program Highlights

  • Offers many courses in an accelerated format of only 3 weeks.
  • Flexible learning – Majority of courses are offered in a blended format of online and in-class. During the week students will review online content and instruction posted by the instructor. After spending the week learning at their own pace students will spend Saturday in-class to get further instruction and help on the material. This schedule helps even the busiest of students find time for learning. 
  • The remainder of the courses in the program that do not follow the accelerated 3 week blended delivery are offered in an online delivery.
  • The program begins with HTML and CSS - the two cornerstones of web page design. From there, students can focus on creating graphics for webpages and expanding coding knowledge. 
  • This certificate contains only 6 courses so students can quickly advance through the program. Students can complete this certificate in as little as 2 semesters.
  • With only one mandatory course and a variety of optional courses students have the opportunity to hone in on the skills they would like to work and expand upon. 

Faculty Bios

Nancy Gambacourt


Nancy currently teaches Adobe Photoshop for CE Business but has also taught Design, Print Production & Graphics. Nancy uses her 20 years of experience in graphics, production, illustration and art direction to teach students various design techniques in the Web Design and Development Certificate. Nancy designed the 2017 Parasport Games Metals and has received the Advertising and Creative Excellence (ACE) award for a number of campaigns and clients.

Todd Nopper

Todd has taught many of the Web Design and Development Certificate courses including Web Scripting with PHP, HTML 1 and 2, CSS, and Dreamweaver. Todd has taught in the Continuing Education department for several years, and his favourite aspect of teaching is helping students reach their potential. Todd trained in Network Administration and IT Infrastructure Design. He has managed IT infrastructure for medium to large organizations for over thirty years, including network administration, web design, server management, and customized programming.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Skills
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Understanding of Windows.
  • Working knowledge of internet resources.
  • If you are unfamiliar with computers or the internet, completions of Computer Basics with Windows, Word and Excel (INFO10156) is recommended.
Additional or Technical Recommendations

Required Materials:

Students will need to buy a textbook from the Mohawk College bookstore for some courses. A USB drive is also required for saving classroom work. Please refer to the Additional Information tab for software requirements. 

How to Register:

Once you have received an offer in to the program you can register for a course. Prior to the course starting you will need an official offer. Click on the Program of Studies tab to view all courses and to register online for the available courses this term. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology & Skills.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore fundamental programming and scripting concepts.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: COMP10155
Course description: Learn the fundamentals required to edit and enhance a variety of images. Work with selection tools, layers, masks & channels, text, vector drawing, colour adjustments, compositing, preparing files for the web and more.
Credits: 3
Course description: Learn to use JavaScript to write simple programs, then progress to writing programs that interact with the elements in a webpage.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: COMP10137 or INFOBIN36
Course description: Learn to build and maintain a self-hosted website using the WordPress hosted service. Topics include layout, themes, plugins and widgets.
Credits: 3
Course description: Learn the basics of Web Page Design including: HTML, the fundamentals of style sheets, how to make images download quickly and look great, and how to get your completed site up onto the World Wide Web.
Credits: 3
Course description: Create web pages, suitable for business or personal use, using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) in a windows environment. Prerequisite: INFO 10241 or computer coding experience.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: INFO10241
Getting Started

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access eLearn
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to eLearn. Visit the Getting Started - eLearn Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in eLearn until the scheduled start date.

Access OntarioLearn
Visit www.ontariolearn.com to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials.

Explore Student Services available

Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the eLearn Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in eLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  • Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  • Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
  • Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
  • Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

*This information can be helpful for your resume or for interview talking points in this field.

Completion of the Web Design & Development program will support your career in developing and maintaining professional websites. In the web design/development career space, you may find yourself working internally for an organization (private business, non-profit, institution, government), as a freelancer or for a web design/development company.


Course Name and Code

Software Needed

Web Design Basics INFO 10144

Web Page Design INFO 10110

Web Scripting with PHP INFO 10112


NotePad++ (free to download)

Word Press 1 INFO 10202

NotePad++ (free to download)

Filezilla Client (free to download)

Wordpress (free to download)

Photoshope Adobe Adobe Photoshop CC (need to purchase this software)

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Do you have computer skills, but lack a certificate? The PLAR process can help you earn a certificate faster. Visit PLAR or email plar [at] mohawkcollege.ca to arrange a Challenge Exam. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required. A non-refundable fee will be charged.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Access 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013) Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.



  • Zoom is online software used within E-Learn (purchase not required) that allows students to interact with their instructors face-to-face online
  • Interaction can be in the form of asking questions, troubleshooting assignments, and / or getting to know one another at a more personable level.
  • These zoom sessions last about one hour, and they are generally done once a week during a weekday evening.
  • Attending these sessions is optional and they are recorded so students can view them whenever convenient